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Price: $79,900
Type: Sailboat
Year: 2009
Length: 34 ft.
Location: Buffalo, NY


Price Reduced


Broker’s comments:
Sold new by RCR Yachts in Rochester, NY now on its second owner in Buffalo, who are retiring from sailing. Always freshwater use and yard maintained. A 343 is the right size where one can short handed sail and big enough to handle any rough conditions. The in mast mainsail and roller furling Genoa makes it easy to get away from the dock and sailing in no time with minimum effort. The reliable Yanmar engine is quite and fuel efficient. The family and guests will love the stern rails seats and easy access to the swim platform. Clean and ready to go, priced right. Located at our marina in Buffalo, NY.

Contact RCR Yachts listing broker, Rick Lenard, CPYB 716-472-4702,

LOA: 35.5 feet
LWL: 30.83 feet
Beam: 11.42 feet
Draft 4’9” shoal
Displacement: 11861 #
Ballast: 4320 #

Fuel: 19 gal
Water: 73 gal
Waste: 15 gal

Type: Inboard
Maker: Yanmar
Model: 3YM30 FWC
Fuel: Diesel
Power: 29.0 HP

Optional Cockpit Seats
Pedestal Cover
Instrument Pod
Front Loading Refrigerator
Nav Table

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY: All the gel coat and resin products used by Beneteau today are low-styrene and MACT compliant. Beneteau also recycles and re-uses all the acetone used during production.

Hand-laid solid G.R.P. hull with a directional fiberglass/G.R.P structural
hull liner. The hull is laid up with a vinylester barrier coat to resist osmotic blistering, followed by a zone-specific stitchmat laminate schedule to meet the specific strength requirements of each different section of the hull. The hull liner is laminated using high-strength non-woven stitchmat fiberglass and unidirectional roving’s to achieve maximum structural distribution of all loads and forces while controlling weight. The completed hull and hull liner are bonded together using a proprietary polyester adhesive compound that chemically links the parts together.

Cored sandwich construction for stiffness, thermal and acoustic insulation
and lighter weight. Solid fiberglass reinforcements are located in high load and
hardware mounting locations. Unidirectional roving reinforced deck beams integral to the deck liner lamination are bonded to the deck for added strength.

are bonded 360° to the hull and deck for structural strength.

The hallmark of Beneteau’s Advanced woodwork is our joinery. This includes hardwood fiddles, door frames and trim pieces with custom marine grade, zero void, multi-laminate wood faces and bulkheads. The wood is DOUKA, in the mahogany family, known for its beautiful grain. All the wood is finished in a lustrous multi-coat varnish with a cherry stain tint.

Standard Equipment:
-Welded stainless steel bow fitting with offset fairlead.
-2 roller fairleads and aluminum mooring cleats forward.
-2 roller fairleads and aluminum mooring cleats midship.
-2 roller fairleads and aluminum mooring cleats at the stern.
-Stainless steel bow rail bi-color navigation lights.
-Two stainless steel stern rails surrounding the aft section of the cockpit.
-Life ring support.
-Flagpole holder.
-Outboard motor bracket.
-Double lifelines with large gates supported by stainless steel stanchions.
-Two teak handrails on coach roof.
-Central pivoting helm seat for ease of access swim platform (Beneteau patent).
-2 teak slatted helm seats on each side of the cockpit.
-Numerous stowage places for easier on-board living:
-2 side cockpit lockers (optional life raft in starboard locker).
-1 starboard aft cockpit locker.
-1 separate LPG gas locker to port.
-Stainless steel pivoting steering wheel and pedestal holds the steering compass, control lever, a large support for navigation instruments, handrail, cup holder.
-Drop-leaf cockpit table.
-Engine control panel built into seating to port.
-Manual bilge pump in cockpit.
-Access to transom/cockpit is offset on the starboard side, to enable easier passage through the cockpit.
-Transom with teak slatted swim platform.
-Swim ladder.
-Handrail to assist in boarding.
-Protective rubber guard on transom.
-Hot and cold cockpit shower.
-Discontinuous stainless steel wire rigging.
-Forestay with genoa roller furling system.
-2 backstays.
-2 aft lower shrouds and 2 cap shrouds on side deck.
-Shroud chain-plates mounted inboard for better upwind performance.
-9/10 fractional aluminum mast.
-Genoa halyard.
-Main halyard.
-Boom topping lift.
-Two genoa sheets.
-Rigid boom vang led back to cockpit.
-Genoa roller furling line.
-Mainsail halyard led back to cockpit.
-Mainsail boom topping lift.
-2 x 4-sheave deck organizers.
-2 double jammers to port:
-1 single jammer to port
-1 double jammer to starboard
-140% Roller furling genoa.
-Roller furling mainsail (classic mainsail optional).
-Mainsheet track with adjustable traveler.
-Mainsheet tackle (4:1), leading back to a cockpit winch.
-Genoa roller furling unit with furling line led back to cockpit via toe rail lead blocks and a single jammer.
-Two genoa tracks on side decks.
-Two genoa sheet return blocks with integral jammers.
-2 x Lewmar 40 chrome self tailing genoa sheet winches within reach of helm.
-1 x Lewmar 30 chrome self tailing winch on coach roof to port (for mainsail handling). Second winch to starboard is offered as an option for spinnaker gear.
-2 winch handles.
-1 winch handle pocket in cockpit.

Headroom: 6.1 ft.
-Triangular double berth (6.6 ft x 5.4 ft x 1.3 ft).
-Shelving along the hull.
-Locker with door to port and shelves.
-Hanging locker to starboard.
-Opening deck hatch with blind.
-Ceiling light with independent switch.
-Two reading lights.

Headroom: Salon forward 6.2 ft, salon aft 6.5 ft.
-Port settee: 6.6 ft x 1.7 ft.
-Starboard settee: 5.8 ft x 1.7 ft.
-Center table to salon: inlaid wood table with bottle rack and drop leaves with molded wood fiddles. The table is fixed to the mast support post.
-There is wood/stainless steel shelving to port and starboard.
-Stowage locker with door along the hull to port.
-Stowage under port and starboard settees.
-2 Lewmar opening hatches.
-2 Lewmar opening ports with curtains.
-1 large panoramic window at deck level.
-2 fixed hull ports (1 each side).
-Four halogen ceiling lights.
-Three reading lights.

Headroom: 6.5 ft.
-Laminated counter top with molded wood fiddle.
-Stainless steel sink.
-Mixer tap with hot/cold pressurized water.
-Gimbaled two-burner propane stove with oven.
-1 x 12V electric (4.5 Cu ft) front opening fridge.
-Chart table to starboard, with molded wood fiddle.
-Radio/CD Player with two speakers in salon.
-Instrument space on bulkhead facing the table.
-Halogen ceiling light.

Headroom: 6.6 ft.
-Sliding PMMA tinted companionway hatch.
-Varnished companionway with non-slip surface for improved safety.
-Companionway opens for easy access to engine compartment and batteries.

Headroom: 6.6 ft.
-Integral head compartment molding:
-Shower compartment with mixer tap, shower and wood seat.
-FRP washbasin with mixer tap and hot/cold pressurized water.
-Large bowl manual marine toilet.
-One opening deck hatch.
-Two opening ports in coach roof coaming with blinds.
-Two ceiling lights and halogen strip light for the mirror.
-Holding tank: 21 gal
-Electric sump pump

Headroom: 6.6 ft.
-Double berth (6.7 ft x 7.1 ft).
-Hanging locker.
-Open wood shelving along the hull.
-Opening port in coach roof coaming with curtain, one opening port to cockpit side with curtain and one opening port to transom.
-Opening deck hatch.
-Two reading lights and ceiling light.
-Engine compartment sound proofed with insulating foam.
-Engine control panel (tachometer and alarms) and engine control lever in cockpit.
-Stainless steel propeller shaft.
-Three blade folding propeller.
-Rotomolded 19 gal fuel tank with electric gauge.
-Water filter.
-Fuel filter.
-14-function 12V electrical panel.
-1 x 70 Amp service battery.
-1 x 70 Amp engine battery.
-Coupling relay.
-Electric fuel gauge.
-There are 7 reading lights, 2 halogen strip lights, and 11 ceiling lights.

Sail-Away Cruising Package:
Raymarine ST60 Tridata, Knotmeter, Depthsounder, Log
ICOM IC-M402 VHF Marine Radio with DSC and RAM mounted at pedestal
Stern Rail Seats
SONY AM/FM Stereo with CD Player
Hot & Cold Cockpit Shower
110 Volt Shore Power Cord

Factory Options & Selections:
In-Mast Mainsail Furling
Formica Floorboards
Standard 4’ 9” Shoal Draft Keel
Reef Chili Upholstery Fabric in Salon Upgrade
Mattresses in Sleeping Cabins
Propane Stove with Oven

Deluxe Pack #1:
Second #30CST Starboard Halyard Winch
Genneker Gear
Lewmar Electric Anchor Windlass
Built-In 110V Microwave Oven
VHF Remote Command at Helm
Skyscreen Screen Package

Spring Fling Items Included:
Genneker with Sock, White with Beneteau Logo
Raymarine Linear Drive Autopilot ST 6002+ (installed by RCR)
Raymarine Gyro for Autopilot (installed by RCR)
Raymarine ST 60 Windmachine (installed by RCR)

Dealer-Supplied Items installed:
ICOM IC422 VHF Radio
ST60+ Knot & Depth in lieu ST60 Tridata

Dealer-Supplied Equipment & Services:
3 Bladed Flex-O-Fold Geared Folding Propeller
Docking Package: Dock Lines, Fenders, Boat Hook
Anchor Package: Anchor, Chain and Rode
Safety Package: Life Jackets, Horseshoe, Flare Kit, First Aid Kit
VC 17 Antifouling Bottom Paint
Custom Made Painted Steel Cradle
Custom Canvas Package: Dodger, Bimini w/new window, Connector Canvas, Binnacle/Helm/Wheel Cover

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Rick Lenard, CPYB - Sales & Brokerage

Buffalo, NY


Phone: 716-856-6314

After a long career in the fine jewelry business, Rick came to RCR in 2003 with a lifetime affection for boats and people. A native of WNY, he has owned a variety of crafts over the years and has successfully raced them all. He has also chartered numerous times all over the US & Caribbean. Rick is a CPYB and a 4 time winner of Beneteau’s prestigious Top Gun contest for sales excellence and is a two time Commodore of the Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club Also, only recipient of the BHSC Trident award for over 35 years of service to the club. Rick resides in Williamsville, NY with his wife Terry and 3 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Louie, Barney & Cosmo.